Are you wondering what annual Queens events will be happening during your vacation? Are you new to the Queens or Douglaston area? There is always something to do and see in Queens, New York and there is no shortage of annual events to attend.
Every year there is a Memorial Day Parade in Douglaston. This is not just any parade but the largest Memorial Day Parade in the entire country. This coming year’s parade is going to be held on Monday May 30th and will celebrate the 83rd annual event. The year 2010 saw Sergeant Chester L. Marcus as the grand marshal. The Parade started at around 2 p.m. in Little Neck and finished in Douglaston at the St. Anastasia School, where a closing ceremony was held at 4:30 p.m. At the parade, you can find free food and drinks as well as a lot of good fun. Why not remember and celebrate the soldiers that have died for our freedoms?
Another large annual event is the Queens County St. Patrick's Day Parade, which is held in March. This event has attracted upwards of 50,000 people to the area. The parade will be going into its 36th year come 2011. The event starts at Beach 129th Street at around 1 p.m. always on the first Saturday of March. You too can join the fun and celebrate the patron saint of Ireland.
The US Open Tennis Championships are also in Queens, NY and are not to be missed. This is one of the largest and most attended sporting events in the country. This event is held in both August and in September in Flushing Meadows, Corona Park.
Other annual Queens, NY events not to miss include the Chinese New Year celebrations, the Queens County Farm Barnyard Easter egg hunt, and restaurant week in Queens. Come enjoy some of these annual events and join the fun!